News that the "the funniest new voice in fiction" is 21 year old debut author Ivan Brett whose children's book Casper Candlewacks in Death by Pigeon was the subject of
fierce competition in a hotly contested auction
(don't you just love that phrase, don't those words just sing when they are put together in the same sentence?) may make your confidence wobble if you have been slaving over the first three chapters for the last three years. So young and a four book deal! But it's a reminder that there are no age limits in writing, no minimum, no maximum, no pensioning off, no under age keep out signs...in the end there is just the writing. Only the writing. So now is the time to get on with the fourth chapter, and the fifth, and the sixth...
If you're interested the deal was done with HarperCollins Children's books by Harriet and Eve White at the Eve White Literary Agency.